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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\, n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush,
     running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.]
     1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
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     2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
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              The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of
              any beasts.                           --Bacon.
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     3. Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a
        contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding,
        driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually,
        a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he
        attended the races.
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              The race is not to the swift.         --Eccl. ix.
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              I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race. --Pope.
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     4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged;
        hence, career; course of life.
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              My race of glory run, and race of shame. --Milton.
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     5. A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or
        passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy
        sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as,
        the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.
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     6. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the
        channel in which it flows; a mill race.
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     Note: The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes
           called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace.
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     7. (Mach.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven
        back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
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     Race cloth, a cloth worn by horses in racing, having
        pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
     Race course.
        (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which
            a race is run.
        (b) Same as Race way, below.
     Race cup, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
     Race glass, a kind of field glass.
     Race horse.
        (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a
            horse bred or kept for running races.
        (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running.
        (c) (Zool.) The steamer duck.
        (d) (Zool.) A mantis.
     Race knife, a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at
        the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as
        by a pattern, -- used in shipbuilding.
     Race saddle, a light saddle used in racing.
     Race track. Same as Race course
        (a), above.
     Race way, the canal for the current that drives a water
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